Ind. Pharmacy Issues

Pharmacy Feature: Midwest Family Health

This month’s spotlight features pharmacy owner Stacie Ricker. Stacie has been the owner of Midwest Family Health Pharmacy and Home Care for 13 years with locations in Phillipsburg, Plainville, Russell, and Smith Center. Kan.   What do you find most rewarding about working in independent pharmacy? I believe that life is about making a difference…

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New Kansas Law Allows CBD Oil with THC for Certain Medical Conditions

On Monday, Governor Laura Kelly signed Senate Bill 28, also known as “Claire and Lola’s Law” into law. The bill allows people with “debilitating medical conditions” to use CBD oil that contains up to five percent THC. The bill was pushed by Gwen and Scott Hartley, who believe this could help their daughter Lola who…

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No DIR Reform in CMS’ 2020 Final Drug Pricing Rule

Despite over 4,000 comments from pharmacists and organizations like Currus, NCPA, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), and others across the country encouraging change, CMS elected not to address DIR reform in their final 2020 drug pricing rule released on Thursday. CMS said in a statement that they “will continue to carefully review…

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Currus Announces Upcoming Retirement of CEO Pete Stern

Today the Currus Board of Directors announces the upcoming retirement of our committed leader and CEO Pete Stern. We are very grateful that he has given so much energy and effort to help keep Kansas independent pharmacies strong for so many years. Pete started with Currus (Kansas Pharmacy Service Corporation at the time) in September…

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Delivery Service Nothing New For Independent Pharmacies

Recently, CVS announced that they would be offering same-day prescription delivery nationwide. This news comes approximately one year after announcing that they would be offering one and two-day shipping for $4.99. This “new” service will cost $7.99. However, to independent pharmacies across Kansas this is nothing newsworthy to them. For years independent pharmacies have prided…

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Kansas Pharmacy Legislation Signed Into Law

Yesterday, Governor Laura Kelly signed into law HB 2119. The committee report includes two pieces of pharmacy legislation that will take effect later this year. Currus lobbyist Travis Lowe sat down with us to briefly explain what the bills do and how they will impact your pharmacy.  

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Pharmacist Spotlight: Julie Perkins

This month’s pharmacist spotlight features Julie Perkins of Batson’s Drug Store in Howard, Kan. She spoke with us to share why she became a pharmacist, why she chose an independent pharmacy path, and some reasons why she loves serving her community.   When did you realize that you wanted to become a pharmacist? My father…

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Pharmacist Spotlight: Charis Dunlap and Caitlin Kongs

This month’s pharmacist spotlight features Charis Dunlap and Caitlin Kongs from Ar-Ex Drug Store in Marysville, Kan. They spoke with us to share why they became pharmacists, what they love about independent pharmacy, and a recent award their pharmacy won that they’re extremely proud of.   When did you realize that you wanted to become…

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